Stein’s and Husserl’s Intertwined Itineraries 1916-25

The Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (Paderborn University, Germany) in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy (Maynooth University, Ireland) announce an international online conference, organised by Mette Lebech, on Stein’s and Husserl’s Intertwined Itineraries 1916-25 with focus on Ideas II

Edith Stein attempted already in her doctorate to complement Husserl’s work on phenomenology by a painstaking analysis of empathy including its indispensable role in the constitution of the psycho-physical individual and the person. As Husserl’s assistant 1918-20, she famously edited in particular his Ideas II, perhaps introducing within it a view of this relationship foreign to Husserl’s. This conference attempts to shed light on this matter by bringing into focus the integrity and coherence of their respective contributions in advance of the appearance of the new and revised edition of Ideas II. The focus of this conference and its theme are on Husserl and Stein’s respective understanding of the constitution of the body, and its importance for intersubjectivity and transcendental phenomenology.

The following renowned researchers will give a lecture:

Angela Ales Bello, The Italian Centre for Phenomenological Research, Italy

Jagna Brudzinska, University of Cologne, Germany

Timothy Burns, Baylor University, USA

Antonio Calcagno, King’s College Western Ontario, Canada

Emanuele Caminada, Husserl Archives Leuven, Belgium

Margaretha Hackermeier, Katholisches Büro Bayern, Germany

Kathleen Haney, University of St. Thomas, USA

Sara Heinämaa, University of Jyväskyla, Finland

Julia Jansen, Husserl Archives Leuven, Belgium

James Jardine, University of Jyväskyla, Finland

Mette Lebech, Maynooth University, Ireland

James McGuirk, Nord University, Norway

Ronny Miron, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Anna Varga Jani, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

Francesca de Vecchi, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano, Italy

Mariele Wulf, Tilburg University, The Netherlands


The conference will be held online. The link to the Zoom event will be sent to you after registration.

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